13. Improved custody and recall rights for nurses in catheterization laboratories and operating rooms, including anesthesia and rescue. The creation of new roles can lead to replacing nurses with other psychiatric workers or empowering nurses for the work of others. It is essential that we are not infatuated with these discussions. In order to prevent these multiple procedures from further delaying the 2020-2024 employment contract, ANMF has reached an agreement with HSU to resolve the dispute with HACSU before a full bank of the Fair Work Commission. This must be done within the framework of a complete and final resolution of all issues. It was (and remains) the OPINION of the ANMF that patients in the emergency department are emergency patients and the nurses who are employed to provide emergency presentations are emergency department nurses, and the agreement on in-house nurses and midwives should apply. These circumstances could logically not lead emergencies or part of them to become, exclusively or primarily, a public psychiatric service. 12. The working boards, including the on-call schedules, are reserved 28 days in advance instead of 14.

Currently, nurses and midwives receive an allowance of $33.10 if their turnover is changed without 7 days. This figure is increased to $66.20. “Almost all the terms of our 170-page agreement have been updated, amended or completely revised to improve conditions, claims and, above all, clarification to avoid misinterpretation and litigation,” she said. There were some difficulties that resulted from the fact that haEC did not want LEMF to sit at the table while discussing non-health requirements. In order to protect the interests of our nurses and, indeed, the integrity of mental health care in public psychiatric services, it is essential that LEMF understand the impact of HACSU`s non-nursing claims on nurses. “Victorian nurses and midwives maintain net pay parity with their NSW colleagues and have received improved allowances and conditions, as well as improved measures to prevent violence and aggression.” Nearly 2,000 Victorian public service nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to settle their claims to businesses by 2020-24.